Navigation Links
Girls In MP Want Sex Education In Schools: Health Survey

A recent health survey conducted in Madhya Pradesh has stated that more than 70 percent of the girls want sex education to be made a part of curriculum in schools//.

The Madhya Pradesh Voluntary Health Association (MPVHA) spoke to 250 girls in the age group 10 to 19 years in 12 districts of the state. The girls indicated their desire to receive sex education, saying the awareness would help them remain healthy and not get distracted.

The survey found that over 60 percent of the girls were facing a communication gap with their parents due to shyness and fear, and 80 percent were unaware of physical changes in their bodies during adolescence.

The survey was aimed at collecting, exchanging and disseminating health related knowledge and information to promote health education, said MPVHA programme coordinator Parshuram Tiwari.

The survey was carried out in the districts of Datia, Guna, Shivpuri, Raisen, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Betul, Balaghat, Hoshangabad, Mandla, Chhindwara and Seoni.

As many as 47 percent of the girls indicated that they were sexually harassed outside their homes. Of these, 53 percent said they had never complained to their guardians about it.

While 65 percent said they wanted to be financially independent so as not to be a burden on their families, 27 percent were eager to get jobs to support their families. However, 13 percent said they did not want to work for a living.

Around 65 percent said they had left school because their parents did not want them to study.

Tiwari said there was a need to focus on adolescents, as they constituted 22.8 percent of India's population. He regretted the lack of a single government health policy or programme exclusively for adolescents.

He added that the survey findings could also be true for neighbouring districts in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, which also had similar social customs and practices.

--Edit ed IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Girls Hit Tanning Booths More Than Boys
2. Suppressing A Girls Height In Adolescence Could Lead to Fertility Problems
3. Vitamin D Supplement in Teenage Girls essential in Winter months
4. Vitamin D Supplement in Teenage Girls essential in Winter months
5. Girls Who Undergo Genital Mutilation Can Become Infertile
6. Boys Suffer More Mathematics Learning Disorder Than Girls
7. Sexually Abused Girls Develop Eating Disorders
8. Teenage Girls May Not Need Parents Consent For Abortion
9. AIDS More Prevalent Among Teenage Girls In The US
10. Half The Girls In UK Starve To Stay Slim
11. HIV Positive Girls Face Boycott
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... stage for new clinical and scientific initiatives have all marked the last 12 ... appointed President and CEO of the nation’s oldest cancer center, Candace S. Johnson, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... pleased to announce the addition of micro-needling services in their Napa Valley office. ... The founders of Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, are part ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... the Scarborough General Hospital Burn Unit, plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned ... the Scarborough Hospital. He successfully completed his first three-year term as chief and began ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... independent PROSHRED franchises from across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel ... top performers. PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... , ... Give To Cure today announced that it is working ... To Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials to help find cures faster for ... a smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed $7.5 billion in transactions among users. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)...  Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ), ... treat life-threatening diseases, today announced results for the ... 2015. --> --> ... our last quarterly call, we strategically advanced pre-clinical ... to establish the Aethlon Hemopurifier® as a leading ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016  AMRI (NASDAQ:  AMRI) today announced ... Pfizer Inc. and President of Pfizer Global Supply, has been ... February 4, 2016. In addition, the Company announced that Mr. ... audit committee since 2010, has retired from the AMRI Board ... to his other business ventures.  William S. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... -- --> --> ... Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Market by Product (Semi-Automated External ... Hospitals, Homecare & Nursing Homes) - Forecast to 2019", ... and segments the concerned market with an analysis and ... grow to about $367.0 million by 2019, at a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: